FREETOWN — The game of cricket is making a comeback in Sierra Leone and is inspiring young men in particular. Many young people who play are also being encouraged to stay in school by the local cricket association.
The temperature is 28 C in the afternoon as a coach shouts out commands to his cricket players at Sierra Leone’s only cricket ground in the country’s capital Freetown.
The players look intense, concentrating on their game. But this is not any random cricket game, this is different.